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Update: Euromoney Institutional Investor – 55% Undervalued

July 28, 2011

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Earlier this year I reviewed the UK-listed financial media group Euromoney Institutional Investor plc (report here), concluding that: In summary, I view Euromoney Institutional Investor as a well-diversified business with interests in a large number of leading publications and services. Fixed asset and working capital requirements are negligible, allowing the company to generate a large […]

Updated Apple Inc Model – Base Case $537 per Share; Bull Case $630

July 20, 2011

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My analysis of Apple is relatively rough and ready, but I believe a great level of detail is not required given the simple balance sheet and huge gap between the estimate ($537) and the current share price ($390). The key assumptions are as follows: 4Q11 revenue identical to that reported in 3Q11.  Year-on-year revenue growth […]

Clarkson plc: Cash Machine

July 4, 2011

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Listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON:CKN) Clarkson plc, recently covered by Valuhunteruk, describes itself as: Clarksons are the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping services, bringing our connections and experience to an international client base. We play a vital intermediary role between shipowners and ship charterers across every sector of maritime trade. Our network of […]

Is ASOS plc Overvalued?

June 14, 2011

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Taken from the company’s own website, ASOS plc describes itself as: ASOS is a global online fashion and beauty retailer and offers over 50,000 branded and own label product lines across womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories, jewellery and beauty with approximately 1,500 new product lines being introduced each week. Aimed at fashion forward 16-34 year olds […]

Robert Wiseman Dairies

June 7, 2011

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Well-done to all the readers who correctly identified the mystery company discussed earlier this week was indeed Robert Wiseman Dairies plc.  Unfortunately, no prizes are on offer, but with this post I do include a much more detailed analysis of the business. Robert Wiseman owns and operates seven major milk processing dairies in the United […]

Liberty Global Break-Up Value

June 2, 2011

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I’ve written previously on the investment attractions of Liberty Global Inc (here and here), but in this post I’ve decided to tackle the issue of valuation from a slightly different angle by attempting to calculate what the individual parts of the business would be worth in the event it was broken up.  The table below […]

Would You Buy Shares in this Mystery Company?

May 31, 2011

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I’ve found a stock that appears to tick many of the boxes that might appear on Warren Buffett‘s pre-investment checklist.  I’ve included the below a list of the company’s key operating and financial characteristics.  I’d be interested to know: does this information make you want to buy the stock (or at least get more information); […]

Tweedy, Browne 1Q11 Investor Letter

May 22, 2011

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As I’ve written before, one good way of finding good investment ideas is to plagiarise those of others.  My attention was brought to recent investment Expedia via Glenview Capital and before that to SINA by Eric Jackson.  My attention has recently been caught by the 1Q11 investor letter published by Tweedy, Browne, Inc, which I […]

The Bull Case for Expedia & Tripadvisor

May 5, 2011

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Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) is a provider of online air travel, hotel room, cruise ship and car rental booking services through its websites which include expedia.com, hotels.com, hotwire.com and venere.com; and of travel advertising services through its websites which include tripadvisor.com, bookingbuddy.com, holidaylettings.co.uk, and cruisecritic.com.  This company presentation gives a good overview of the business.  In FY10 […]

The Case For – and Against – Persimmon

March 22, 2011

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One company that has recently showed-up in my quantitative screen is UK house-builder Persimmon and consequently I’ve decided to take a look at the company in a little more detail despite having a few misgivings.  These misgivings are: (1) I still think UK housing is significantly overvalued and therefore could be subject to a further […]